All P5 children will have the opportunity over the next few months to experience golf.
They will be receiving 6 firstclubgolf sessions during their curriculum PE.
firstclubgolf is delivered using modified equipment and covers the 3 basic shots.
Kate Green, the Junior Golf Development Officer, will visit for one session and set up a miniature golf course in the school playing fields.
This gives the children the opportunity to put the three basic shots together and play round of golf!
Kate will distribute information about continuing to learn to play golf by progressing on to clubgolf Stage 1 at a local golf club.
clubgolf Stage 1 is open to children aged 9 and above and only costs £2.50 per hour of coaching.
Equipment can be provided if needed.
All abilities are welcome and short coaching blocks are initially offered so that children can come along with their friends and give it a go.
In 2009 20% of P5 children in East Lothian choose to continue on to Stage 1 and 360 children were participating in the various levels of coaching.
Coaching is available in: Musselburgh, Haddington, Aberlady, Gullane, North Berwick and Dunbar
Parent/Guardians/Golfers: We need your support. Please let me know if you would like to support Junior Golf as a helper or Volunteer coach.
If you would like to register your child’s interest in golf coaching or would like to offer your support please contact:
Kate Green, Junior Golf Development Officer, East Lothian Council
Tel: 01875 619071
Check out my website for further information: http://www.sportsdevelopmenteastlothian.co.uk/golf.asp